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How Long Will Installing Blinds and Shutters Take?

If you’re currently without window dressings or eager to get your current ones replaced, you may be wondering how long it takes to install blinds and shutters.

The time it takes to install shutters and blinds greatly depends on the type and style you opt for, however, it generally takes around 20-30 minutes to fit window blinds and around an hour or two to install shutters. 

Choosing the Right Blinds or Shutters for Your Home

It’s important to note that the process of getting new blinds or shutters starts long before the installation itself. You’ll first need to choose the type of window dressing you like and have your windows measured. At Aspiration Blinds, we offer a free home consultation by one of our design experts for guidance on our systems and styles, helping you to find the perfect choice for your home.

This can take anywhere between 45 minutes to two hours depending on how many different samples you wish to see and how quickly you find something you love. 

It’s also worth mentioning that if you opt for our bespoke, made-to-measure blinds or shutters, you’ll need to have your windows measured carefully so we can make the blinds according to your windows’ specific measurements and ensure they seamlessly fit into your existing window frame to provide a neat, self contained system.

Installing Blinds

Generally, fitting blinds is quick and relatively straightforward. The exact time it takes to have them fitted depends on a number of things such as the type, style and operation as well as how many you wish to have installed. 

If you’re having blinds fitted, the weight and material of the blind can impact the time it takes. For example, wooden blinds would take longer than fabric blinds to install due to their weight.

Fabric Roller, Vertical, Roman and Venetian blinds tend to take around 20-30 minutes to install, whereas wooden and metal blinds take between 30-40 minutes. Please note these times are only estimates and depend on the aforementioned factors.

Installing Shutters

Once your shutters have been made to your window measurements, the actual installation time depends greatly on the type of shutters you order as well as how many you plan to have installed and the time it takes to remove any old blind or shutter fixtures. This usually takes between an hour to two hours.


After your blinds or shutters have been installed, we’ll make sure to give you a demonstration on how they work so you’ll know how to use them properly. This will usually take no more than five minutes.

For more information about our services, including blind installation in Bolton please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team on 01204 301751 or check out our other handy guides on our helpful blog.

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